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2009-10-06 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the first doses of the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine being shipped and seasonal flu shots underway, people should be getting vaccinations when they can for these flu viruses, said Sharon Stanley, Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Dealing with the flu is a three-step process: Get vaccinated, stop the spread with basic hygiene and stay home if sick," Stanley said....

2009-10-06 13:59:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the thermometer dropping and the onset of flu season upon us, AARP is reaching out to their membership and the public to encourage them to get a seasonal flu vaccine this year. "AARP has long supported healthy behaviors and prevention efforts," said Merri Dee, AARP Illinois State President. "We encourage all older adults to protect themselves and those around them by getting vaccinated." Each year, more than 200,000 people are...

2009-10-06 07:53:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare, Felpausch, Glen's and VG's neighborhood stores are pleased to announce beginning October 2, they will be providing seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations. This provides convenient locations for area residents to receive low cost seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations and educational materials. See stores for schedule. "We urge area residents to take advantage of this low-cost community service...

2009-09-29 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the emergence of the 2009 H1N1 virus and the presence of annual seasonal flu, health experts are concerned that this flu season could be more confusing than ever for families. Recent studies have pointed to misunderstandings about what families should do to help prevent the spread of these viruses. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/clorox/40261/ As the 2009 H1N1 virus continues to dominate headlines,...

2009-09-28 08:11:40

A new study is about to be published in Canada that links the swine flu virus to seasonal flu shots, Canadian health officials say. The report, which is under peer review, suggests that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to contract the swine flu, The Globe and Mail of Canada reported Monday. Researchers Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control and Gaston De Serrres of Laval University of Quebec are not allowed to comment on their findings...

2009-09-24 13:00:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds less than half of parents plan to have their children vaccinated against H1N1 flu, despite higher disease risk; Hispanic parents more likely to vaccinate ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With schools back in session, H1N1 flu has become more active across the United States -- especially among children. A new vaccine against H1N1 flu -- strongly recommended for kids -- has been tested and is...

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2009-09-24 06:20:00

In a flux of news regarding flu vaccine production and availability, the makers of Tamiflu have alerted doctors that there is a shortage of the children's version of the drug, which serves as the first-line treatment for both swine flu and seasonal flu. Doctors and pharmacists were given a heads up about the shortage of the liquid version of Tamiflu for kids and were instructed on how to handle prescriptions meanwhile, reported the associated press. Ever since the swine flu first came on the...

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2009-09-23 14:55:00

Pregnant women should be sure to get all their flu shots as soon as the vaccines become available this year to protect them against both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (swine) flu, according to eight leading national maternal and infant health organizations. The eight organizations "“ the March of Dimes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the...

2009-09-14 15:27:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help keep members healthy and flu-free this year, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) will offer coverage for the administration costs of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine when it becomes available. In addition, IBC will continue to cover seasonal flu vaccine. "At Independence Blue Cross, we want our members and customers to be prepared with everything they need to know about H1N1 and seasonal flu to keep their families and employees healthy,"...

2009-09-14 13:44:00

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This flu season, an ounce of prevention can amount to big savings at the JEWEL-OSCO grocery checkout. Starting today, customers who get a seasonal flu shot at a JEWEL-OSCO pharmacy will receive a special invitation to save a total of 20 percent off on a future grocery shopping trip, simply by taking additional steps to avoid serious complications that can result from certain other illnesses or health conditions. "This savings opportunity is our...


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